Miniature gardens in teacups
There’s nothing nicer than a houseplant. They liven up any space, and it’s a joy to watch them grow and thrive. There is nothing more delightful than miniatures. Something about a tiny scene all delicately crafted is just lovely. Knowing both of these things you can decide to combine them into a truly adorable and totally do able craft using hardy plants, sweet miniatures and great upcycled teacup. Give a second life to the unused teacups that you have with DIY Teacup miniature (fairy) gardens..
Miniature gardens aren’t a new thing. The concept of creating tiny garden scenes and landscapes in microcosm using plants can be found in Japanese bonsai traditions, as well as in “fairy gardens” traditions, which use broken flower pots and trinkets to create miniature gardens. The kind a little pixie might like! And a nice thing about them is that since you can make them to your own tastes and imagination, no two are ever alike!
But if you don’t have room for a larger flowerpot, there are alternatives and one that looks just charming sitting on a desk, coffee table or windowsill. Instead of using terracotta pot, you can use a pretty teacup and saucer for a dainty vintage look. If you like the shabby chic look, try to get an unmatched cup and saucer. Check out the examples of miniature gardens featured and they might just inspire you to try out yourself. They make great gifts too.
If you’re using a teacup for your fairy garden fill the bottom of one-third with pebbles or small stones. These would provide drainage for the soil, and eliminate the need for a hole in the bottom of the cup. Soil (not sand) should be added to fill the cup to a centimeter below the rim. Now you can create the little accessories that would give this piece some personality. Like using bamboo skewers to create simple but effective garden furniture like bench, ladder, fencing For you to create your mini-garden scene, if you create one of these, you can obviously create just about anything with a little bit of imagination. Depending on the size or as few accessories as you like. Next is time for the plants!
Opt for cacti and succulents because they are easy to care for, don’t require a lot of watering and have relatively shallow roots for easy planting. Mosses and ferns are good choices, too, for the same reason. Also collect a number of accessories for added color and personality, which can include some decorative stones, small shells, little clay mushrooms, twigs, the possibilities are endless, so this is where you can get really creative! When everything is laid out, it’s time to arrange the scene. Start by insetting the plants making sure to leave a bit of space between them so they’d have some room to grow. And then the fun part; decorating. You can be incorporate the saucer into the design which would make a great decorative addition to any surface and bring some charm to a room.What do you think of this idea? Will you try it? On the other hand, if you know someone looking to repurpose their china, share this cute idea with them.
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